David Fryburg, M.D., is a physician (internist and endocrinologist), a scientist, and a self-proclaimed nerd who wants to help people achieve a better and more meaningful life. He has been an academic journeyman educated and trained at a lot of great institutions. Following a terrific experience as faculty at the University of Virginia, Dr. Fryburg moved to the pharmaceutical industry to eventually lead translational medicine for cardiovascular, metabolic, and endocrine diseases at Pfizer. For the last 9 years he has led teams of scientists from academia, government, and industry to solve problems in how we measure or diagnose disease for the Foundation for the NIH Biomarkers Consortium.
In 2014, with his son Jesse, David co-founded Envision Kindness, a novel non-profit that promotes kindness, compassion, joy, and love through images crowd sourced from around the world. As he dug deeper, the science behind why kindness is so important made itself known. It is through this blog that his alter ego, Prof K, shares these learnings and puts a scientific face on the ancient wisdom “it is better to give than receive.”
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS